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  • smilingharsha's picture

    Three billion unique mobile subscribers? Yes, it is a huge number. To learn that another mobile SIM is activated every passing second around the world is overwhelming. And today mobile technology is the easiest entry point to the internet too. Looking at this ICT uptake we tend to believe that...

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  • Michael Riggs's picture

    A nice overview of the Grameen Foundation's Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) programme in Uganda has been published here. I assume most e-Agriculture Community members are already familiar with the CKW programme, but if not, do read the article. There is also a very good summary of the short-...

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  • Andrea_Jimenez's picture

    Today in International Youth Day 2013 I would like to dedicate this post to all of my peers, the young professionals aspiring to become someone in the ICT4D field.    In his latest blog, Ken Banks from Kiwanja.net makes a very strong, yet realistic, criticism of the ICT4D field. According to him,...

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  • dineshpanday's picture

    With nearly 28 million people, though Nepal is predominantly an agrarian country, migration is increasingly becoming an important livelihood strategy for farm households in rural Nepal. Remittance has emerged as the lifeblood as earnings through agriculture in rural areas is insufficient and the...

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    According to the report of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), remittance contributes about 25%  to the country's GDP and also according to the report of Department of Immigration of Tribhuvan International Airport  1500 plus  Nepali youths migrate abroad daily to foreign job market. These two facts depict...

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  • Michael Riggs's picture

    ICTWorks hosts some very interesting events called the Technology Salon, around issues involving ICT and development. As interesting as the subjects are, if you're like me then you work too far away from where the events are held to attend in person. This month is no exception, with a topic that is...

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  • Andrea_Jimenez's picture

    Project Loon is a network of balloons created by Google, which float higher than airplanes  and are carried around the Earth by winds. These balloons are designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, through a special Internet antenna (a “red pin”) attached to buildings and houses.  The...

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  • jo.cadilhon's picture

    I have been visiting Lawra and Wa Districts in the Upper West Region of Ghana last week as part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s Volta2 project. The main purpose of my trip was to have a feel for the local conditions encountered by an ILRI Research Fellow undertaking fieldwork...

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  • Andrea_Jimenez's picture

    “Despite the rapid growth in mobile telephony in low and middle-income countries in recent years,  women are 21% less likely than men to own a mobile phone. This has given rise to a mobile phone ‘gender gap’, where there are 300 million fewer female mobile subscribers than male subscribers in low-...

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  • Kyla Yeoman's picture

    A unique “bundled” mobile service is changing the way smallholder farmers conduct business. A new Mercy Corps program, dubbed “Agri-Fin Mobile” ("agriculture" plus "financial" services), is helping rural farmers in Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe increase their crop yields, boost their food security...

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